812 Jason van Blerk

Biography

Versatile and experienced defender and midfielder van Blerk joined City at the end of January 2002 and spent two months in the first team. However his contract was not renewed that summer.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, van Blerk began his career in the Australian lower leagues before he ventured to the northern hemisphere in 1990 for a season at Belgian side Sint Truiden. He returned to Australia a year later before in 1994 he reacquainted himself with the low countries, signing for Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles. In 1994 van Blerk swapped Deventer for Bermondsey, joining Millwall, and it was at The Den that his career took off. Three seasons at Millwall, a season at Manchester City then three years at West Brom established van Blerk as a reliable no-frills operator in midfield and full-back. Jason had a half-season at Stockport County prior to dropping down to the fourth tier to join the Tigers.

In the 2002 close season van Blerk joined Shrewsbury Town, a year later he had two short spells in the non-leagues before returning down under with Wollongong, stopping playing in 2004. He then joined the coaching ranks, managing GHFA Spirit in 2008 and then coaching the academy team at Central Coast Mariners academy for several years from 2013.

Van Blerk was a semi-regular in the Australia senior side between 1990 and 2000, winning 27 caps and scoring 1 goal.

Details

Nationality: Australia
Date/Place of Birth: 16 March 1968, Sydney (Australia)
Hull City First Game: 5 February 2002, Hartlepool United H (League Division Three), 33 years, 326 days old
Hull City Final Game: 13 April 2002, Bristol Rovers A (League Division Three), 34 years, 28 days old

Clubs

Blacktown City (1987-1989), APIA Leichhardt (1989-1990), Sint Truiden (1990-1991), APIA Leichhardt (1991-1992), St George (1992), Go Ahead Eagles (1992-1994), Millwall (1994-1997), Manchester City (1997-1998), West Bromwich Albion (1998-2001), Stockport County (2001-2002), Hull City (2002), Shrewsbury Town (2002-2003), Altrincham (2003), Colwyn Bay (2003), Wollongong City (2003-2004)

Hull City Record

Career: 10 apps, 1 goals

Jason van Blerk
SeasonLGE
App
LGE
Gls
FAC
App
FAC
Gls
FLC
App
FLC
Gls
EUR
App
EUR
Gls
OTH
App
OTH
Gls
2001/0210 (0)1--------

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